Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Fell in love at a glance

One word: Greenville...South Carolina. I am officially in love. The moment I stepped out of the car and onto Main Street my heart fluttered :) Boutiques, restaurants, arts and entertainment, it is me in a city. I had always heard how great of a southern town it was but had never made the time to go. After attending a Miranda Lambert/ Eric Church concert in Clemson the night before(which was amazing), the sweet boy decided we should take a day trip to Greenville and venture around. Boy does he know me or what?! He also found this neat yogurt place Blueberry Frog, it was delicious. They had the most precious festival and activities going on and we had a wonderful time...
This is Falls Park , it is a little quaint park in the center of town, you can miss it if you don't look closely. I have always loved the south and this to me was the epitome of all things southern. My mother and I recently ventured back to Greenville for the day during my fall break, which was wonderful as well. What can I say it took one glance and my heart was in love....

I also don't think I have shared my love for philanthropy, basically it is the best. I know this sounds cheesy, but it is a huge part of the reason I wanted to be Greek. Alpha Xi Delta's philanthropy is Autism Speaks, which is such a great organization to pair with. My chapter is currently planning one of our biggest fundraisers we do each year, titled "Fuzzie Football" It is basically a flag football tournament where teams from all around campus come and participate, Greek and non Greeks alike. If you are wondering where the fuzzie comes in our AXID mascot is the teddy bear. Anyways, I am super excited about the tournament and have been working non-stop as Philanthropy Chair to make sure we get plenty of sponsors, have t-shirts made, get plenty of teams to play and entertainment for spectators. I am in love with this position and I hope everything turns our successfully so we can raise money for such a great cause.


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Lovin Life

This is an honesty post, I feel like I don't have those to often so bare with me...
First and foremost I live the greatest life ever, just saying... I have the best friends, sisters, boy, and family ever (yes, I am a little bias) but I am so disappointed in myself lately. I put blogging on my to do list and everyday it gets pushed down further. Why? I don't know, I love blogging and for that matter, I love writing, but for some reason by the end of each day I find no time or energy. With so many great things going on in my life I hate that I don't blog as regularly as I do because then I have soo much to share it can't make it into one post.Enough of me dwelling on that note, in addition to my blog, I feel it's lacking lately, my followers have grown stagnant as well as comments, and I just need to re shape this whole thing!!!! SO, my point in telling you all of this is that I need some suggestions, improvements, SOMETHING!!!PLEASE!
Now moving on to updating everyone on my new loves in: music, decor, etc...
I am a southern girl if any of you haven't picked up on it yet:) and as a southern girl I do as most and love country music. Recently Luke Bryan visited the small college town in which I go to school, it quite possibly be the biggest thing that this town has ever seen. Pretty much every Greek, every redneck, everyone came and I must say the man is amazing live! So now I am more obsessed with his music than I was before, I went on a midnight shopping trip to find his CD, which was a failure but I had an amazing time walking around Wal-Mart with my new buddy, MW watching her sing down every aisle we strode down. Not to mention it was also homecoming week at my university, which might better explain our craziness.

Homecoming week in a nutshell: MAD(as in crazy)
ME singing at Luke Bryan

The bestie and I at LB

Along with homecoming and Luke Bryan, I just happened to turn 20 during the last week as well, no big deal or anything...20 feels different not on the outside, but definitely on the inside. I feel like I hold more responsibility, I truly AM an adult now and life just topped another level, but in addition to that I have had the most amazing 20 years a girl could ask for filled with innumerable blessings. We have and annual tradition of going to the Cheesecake Factory for my birthday, e and my girlfriends, and this year my sweet Mom came and joined us! Which was awesome!!!i completed my birthday week with a visit with my boy and his family. We went to the Miami v. Clemson game, which was a blast but it tool me four hours to get there thanks to traffic and the silly sun decided to burn one half of my body(real cute!) but other than that he gave some really awesome gifts, purple and orange of course, but nonetheless it was great to see him. I am looking forward to the 20 and hope they are just as amazing as the last 20 have been.

My other new love is Tervis Tumblers. Yes, I know I am a bit late on that trend and I only own two at the moment, but they are the greatest thing since sliced bread! If you don't own one you should...They keep the coldest thing COLD and the hottest things HOT!

My initial one(mine is the pink A) And of course it wouldn't be complete without my Clemson one(in honor of the Clemson boy)

This post has run way to long, but I am hoping to somehow to revise this whole blog and get it back to the way it used to be! Have a great week!

oh and p.s. if you like to keep up with me and blogging isn't as constant, I am also a twitter fanatic... so follow me @ashtonbee.